Dialogical elements in Harris, Dewey, Cutter, Otlet, Kaiser, and Ranganathan: Theoretical convergences in the history of Knowledge Organization

  • Rodrigo de Sales Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
  • Daniel Martínez-Ávila Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho
  • José Augusto Guimarães

Resumo

In this paper, we study the theoretical intersections and dialogues between some foundational authors on classification and indexing of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that helped developing the theoretical-methodological framework of knowledge organization. More specifically, we highlight and analyze the theoretical convergences of Harris, Dewey, Cutter, Otlet, Kaiser, and Ranganathan as they can provide a clearer picture of the historical and theoretical contributions to the epistemological foundations of knowledge organization. Our methodology follows a critical-descriptive approach to the analysis of the main contributions of the authors and the critical reflections of some specialists and biographers. We continue with a discussion of the links between bibliographic classifications and knowledge organization drawing on the ideas of Bliss; then, we divide our historical narrative between the theoretical contributions during the nineteenth-century (Harris, Dewey, and Cutter) and the twentieth century (Otlet, Kaiser, and Ranganathan); and finally, we present a discussion of the history of knowledge organization from the point of view of the theoretical and methodological development of classification and indexing at the turn of the nineteenth century to the twentieth century. We conclude with some remarks on their main contributions to the development of the knowledge organization field.

Keywords: Classification. Indexing. Knowledge Organization

Link: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-37862018000300348&lng=pt&nrm=iso&tlng=en

Biografia do Autor

Rodrigo de Sales, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Centro de Ciências da Educação, Departamento de Ciência da Informação. Florianópolis, SC, Brasil.
Daniel Martínez-Ávila, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho
Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências, Departamento de Ciência da Informação. Av. Hygino Muzzi Filho, 737, Mirante, 17525-900, Marília, SP, Brasil.
José Augusto Guimarães
Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências, Departamento de Ciência da Informação. Av. Hygino Muzzi Filho, 737, Mirante, 17525-900, Marília, SP, Brasil.
Publicado
2019-09-09
Seção
Resumos de artigos científicos